Thursday, March 10, 2011
Mary Wanless Clinic
The clinic was so much fun!! i learned so much its ridiculous, i once again realized how messed up my body is when i ride, but in a good way!! I tilt my pelvis back to do a down transition (big no-no). I was relying too much on my stirrups to post. I was leaning WAY too far back, and numerous other funky shit.
Most of the problems i had fixed by day three and really don't have to think about fixing them all that much anymore, except not tilting my pelvis. Which two weeks later i have finally figured out how to not do.
instead of trying to "scoop" my horse to get the transition, i need to anchor my knees and pull my seatbones back (slingshot) and squeeze with my knees. However i also learned that no matter what your doing you have to give your horse a direction and then release!! I can't drag the direction out and expect the transition or movement to be crisp and immediate.
In other words. Tell the horse what to do and get out of their way so they can!!
Yeah i felt real smart about then......
oh well i know now, and its all part of the journey :)